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November 11, 2008

Contessa 20 Winners

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Contessa 20 Winners

The beauty world came together in Canada November 2, 2008 to honor the artistic achievements, celebrate the winners of today and discover the style setters of tomorrow at the 20th annual Contessa Awards – The Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Awards.  More than 1,200 beauty pros gathered at the Sheridan Centre Hotel to witness the very best in hair, makeup, nails, salon interior and, for the first time ever, Salon Business Excellence.

The evening’s events were hosted by TV personality Bill Rowley, who holds a regular spot as a makeover artist and industry expert for Canada’s CityTV’s CityLine. This year’s Contessa’s were as exiting and stylish as ever before, including outstanding runway presentations, video retrospectives and moving speeches.  The audience was captivated again and again.

Competition was fierce as 133 Canadian salon pros vied to leave with one of 23 coveted awards. Five independent panels of industry expert judges were given the task of selecting this year’s winners.

Winners include:
• Canadian Hairstylist of the Year: Marjorie Clark
• Canadian Salon Team of the Year: Moods Hair Salon
• Elite Master Hairstylist of the Year: Marjorie Clark
• Makeover Colourist of the Year: Lenny Ferri
• Session Hairstylist of the Year: Edwin Johnston
• Texture Hairstylist of the Year: Lisa Watrich
• Men’s Hairstylist of the Year: Phillip Elliot
• Multicultural Hairstylist of the Year: John Jen Hoe Chong
• Avant Garde Hairstylist of the Year: Pamela Clough
• Newcomer Hairstylist of the Year: Danille Mandap
• Student/Apprentice Hairstylist of the Year: Sherlyn Sampang
• British Columbia Hairstylist of the Year: Christopher Deagle
• Alberta Hairstylist of the Year: Crystal Brown
• Saskatchewan/Manitoba Hairstylist of the Year: Danille Mandap
• Ontario Hairstylist of the Year: Donna Dolphy
• Quebec Hairstylist of the Year: Alain Pereque
• Atlantic Hairstylist of the Year: Marjorie Clark
• Makeup Artist of the Year: Julie Coulombe-Duke
• Nail Art Technician: Angela Fuhrer
• Nail Enhancement Artist: Jennifer Mather
• Salon Interior Design: Bob + Paige Salon
• Salon Business Excellence: Valentino’s Grande Salon
• Community Service: The Head Shoppe

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Since 1988, the Contessa Awards have promoted and honored Canada’s premier beauty industry talent. A portion of the proceed from the Contessa Awards Gala ticket-sales benefits Look Good, Feel Better – the national program dedicated to helping women living with cancer learn special cosmetic techniques to help disguise the appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. 

 

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